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Winner: Dawn Brown, Delta Junction, Alaska, formerly of Lowville, took first place in the Adult 4-Dog Speed Class at the Annamaet Gold Run Sled Race, held in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Feb. 17. She finished the 12.4 mile course in 39 minutes and 40 seconds. Ms. Brown also took second place in the Adult 6-Dog Speed Class, finishing the 16.2 mile course in 48 minutes and 48 seconds.
Ms. Brown took fourth place in the Adult 6-Dog Speed Class at the Limited North American Championships Sled Race, held in Fairbanks on March 10. She completed the 20.5 mile course in one hour, one minute and 57 seconds. She also took third place in the Adult 8-Dog Speed Class, finishing the 34.5 mile course in one hour, 50 minutes and 36 seconds.
Ms. Brown placed eighth in the Adult 1-Dog Speed Class at the Daaquam River International Championship, held in Saint-Just-de-Bretenières, Quebec, on March 10. She finished the 12 mile course in 51 minutes and five seconds.
Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
Feb. 20: First place, the Rev. Leo Wiley and Ruth Condon; second place, Charles Evans and Helen Keohane; third place, Judy Vespa and Roxanne Pratt; fourth place, Ann Sellers and Grace Ahlheim; and tied for fifth and sixth places, Bobbe Katzman and Renne Lustick and Jean Pennock and Mary Demko.
Feb. 22: First place, Judy Vespa and Judy Ashmore; second place, Ada Jane Northrop and Helen Keohane; third place, Charles Evans and Kathy Evans; and fourth place, Alice LeRoy and Ann Sellers.
Feb. 27: First place, Joan White and Helen Keohane; and second place, Ann Sellers and Alice LeRoy.
March 1: First place, Ada Jane Northrop and Patricia Macklin; second place, Ruth Condon and Alice LeRoy; and third place, Shirley Warren and Judy Vespa.
March 4 ACBL Senior Game: First place, Ruth Condon and Ada Jane Northrop; second place, Alice LeRoy and Helen Keohane; and third place, Shirley Warren and Judy Vespa.
March 6: Tied for first and second places, Renee Lustick and Helen Keohane and Judy Ashmore and Shirley Warren.
March 8: Tied for first and second places, Susan Favreau and Mai Liinve and Ada Jane Northrop and Judy Ashmore; third place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; and fourth place, Shirley Warren and Patricia Macklin.
Helps others: Amelia Renaud, Carthage, volunteered with lowernine.org over spring break to help the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, La., recover after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Miss Renaud is a junior at The College of St. Rose, Albany, where she majors in special education/childhood education.
Publishes: Potsdam Crane School of Music professor John McGinness recently published a book on Russian composer Stravinsky. Mr. McGinness co-authored the volume with Pieter C. van den Toorn, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif., through Cambridge University Press.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Albany College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences
To receive deans list honors from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
To receive deans list honors at Marist College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Thomas Ward, junior, communication/advertising
Honored: Alan Rossner, associate professor of environmental health sciences at Clarkson University, Potsdam, was recently named a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is the director of Clarksons undergraduate programs in environmental health science and environmental science and policy.
Mr. Rossner received a bachelors degree in biology from Clarkson University, a masters degree in environmental health from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Ph.D. in occupational health from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Prior to Clarkson, he worked 10 years in the industrial sector as an environmental, health and safety professional.
Appointed: Clarkson University has appointed Terri Evrard Joyce clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies.
Ms. Joyce, a certified physician assistant, began full time academic duties in January. She was previously a clinical adjunct instructor and guest lecturer at Clarkson University and has been preceptor for physician assistant, medical and emergency medical technician students since 1997. She received a bachelors degree in physician assistant studies in 1997 from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pa., and studied at the University of Wisconsin and Montana State University, where she majored in biology and bio-medical science. Ms. Joyce has been a hospitalist at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, since 2008, where she was an emergency department physician assistant from 2008 to 2011.
Appointed: Clarkson University, Potsdam, has appointed Laura Goshko as clinical assistant professor of physician assistant studies.
Ms. Goshko received a bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, Conn., and a masters degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, where she completed biology teacher certification in 1988.
In 2012, she was an adjunct instructor and pharmacotherapeutics coordinator at Clarkson University. Previously, she was a pharmacist in Connecticut and worked in pharmacies in Canton and Potsdam after receiving a New York State pharmacist licence in 2006. She was a diabetes education coordinator at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, from 2009 to 2010 and had taught introductory anatomy and physiology at Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg.
Honored: Crystal C. Findlay, Watertown, was the Jefferson Community College, Watertown, student of the week ending Feb. 22.
Ms. Findlay is a liberal arts-humanities and social sciences major. For an honors project, she wrote an in-depth report documenting the influence of substance abuse on the personality and behaviors of the individual, including how substance abuse alters a persons life and affects actions. After graduating from JCC, she plans to work on a bachelors degree in psychology and pursue a career as a family counselor/therapist.
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
North Country Community College, Saranac Lake
To receive presidents list honors at North Country Community College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Christine M. Vermeulen
Alicia M. Cortese
Angel M. Culver
Megan E. Laboda
Stephanie M. Hawkins
Darci L. LaMora
Lara A. Wells
Ryan E. Robinson
Kelley K. Hermann
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